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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #97 – NATURE’S THOUGHTS DIES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #97 – Today I thought we need to take a closer look at the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  These are a hidden gem and I have had so many comment lately about where the dies are from when I have used them.  Perhaps you have missed them yourself.

These dies co-ordinate with the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Mini Catalogue.  They have recently been released as part of the Co-ordination products.  

I have die-cut them out so you can see them closer.

What I love particularly is the “dotted” frame die and the little flourish strip.  All the dies are great though. What about the largest feather? It has embossed lines on it which is really cool.

This card below I shared recently uses both the frame and the flourish strip.

This is the Positive Thoughts stamp set that these dies co-ordinate with.   The words are lovely in this set too.  I think these are a “Must-have” in your collection.

 

You can find these dies in my store now -> HERE.  Don’t miss them. You need them for your collection.

If ordering online please use the Host Code: MJMPAFFR.  After your order I will email out to you your free Project Tutorial Bundle available for this month.  This includes 12 projects using different Stampin’ Up! products.

Be sure to check them out.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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FLOWERING FOILS FAVOURITE FOR SALE-A-BRATION 2ND RELEASE!

Today is the 2nd release for Sale-A-Bration.  As if you didn’t have enough choices right!

You can see all the items in the catalogue -> HERE.

Of course there are some great choices.  I have to say though my favourite is the Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper.

We have had similar paper in past years.  These are just (if not more) as gorgeous.

There are 12 12″x 12″ white sheets with embossed designs in Rose Gold and Silver.  There are 4 designs and 3 of each sheet.

You can leave them plain or colour them with a sponge/dauber or with the Stampin’ Blends.

This is one of the cards I created with the paper coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  I have used the Balmy Blue and coloured the background then used the Daffodil Delight for the flower centres.

The sentiment is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  Such lovely words.  I had the vellum diecut from the Flourishes Dies left over from another project and it worked well with this.

It’s hard to tell in the photo but I have used the ornate die strip from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. You can see it better in the photo below.

These projects are created by Stampin’ Up! artists but it shows how pretty the paper is sponged.

So how do you get yourself some of this Flowering Foils paper??

It’s available free as part of Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90 AUD until the end of March.  

In Australia?  Head to my store now -> HERE and shop for your stamps, ink paper.  When your order totals over $90 you can select this as your free item.

There are other choices too and other options for over $180 too.  Don’t miss them.

Happy Shopping – and creating. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

New Host Code now for March and new Tutorial Bundle available now sent out as a Thank You for your orders.

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BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WEEK – DAY 5 – PAPER PIECED GIRLS!

I have been sharing projects all this week featuring the Beautiful Moments stamp set.  Today I have 2 classes using this set.  I thought for Day 5 of the Showcase I would share with you one of the cards we will be making.

This card was inspired by Su Mohr.  I changed it a little.  I liked the idea that you don’t have to colour it with Blends or inks or other mediums but by using patterned paper you can add colour to the images.  This Technique is known as Paper Piecing.

I have used the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  To create this first stamp your image in Black Memento on to white card.  This card was cut with the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  I love this dotted pattern around the edge.

After diecutting the piece then stamp your images on your chosen pieces of Designer Series Paper.  Cut around the outside of the lines on these images.  Then adhere these to the stamped image.  It’s a bit like playing with Paper dolls when we were younger.  Do you remember that? That was such fun.

For the rest of the card I stamped the palm tree in Old Olive ink on to Crumb Cake and then embossed the card with the Subtle Embossing Folder. This was adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base.

Before adhering the stamped white card I looped around some Linen Thread.  Then the piece was raised up off the card with Dimensionals.

For the sentiment it was stamped on Purple Posy card and then cut with a small Stitched Rectangles Die.  The left hand end was trimmed to fit on to the card but it makes a different look for the sentiment block too. The card was finished with a Pearl.

I hope you have liked the projects this week.  It has been fun creating with this sweet set.

I do hope you add it to your collection.  You can grab it in store now -> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking the time to visit my corner of blog land,

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WEEK – DAY 4 – WHITEWASHED GIRLS!

Day 4 of our Beautiful Moments Week.  This card is a technique I have wanted to try for a while.  I thought this set was a great one to try it.  This technique is known as the Whitewash Technique.  Have you tried it before?

Here is my card.

To create the Whitewash:

Stamp your image on dark coloured cardstock  (Crumb Cake used here) using Versamark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Using White Reinker, drop 1-2 drops on to a clear block.  Add some drops of water using the Aquapainter and mix the 2 together.  Pick up some white ink with the Aquapainter and paint the image in white.  Allow this to dry completely.  It may take a little time.

Once dry pick up some colour from the inkpads using the Aquapainter. (Be sure to clean the Aquapainter after using the white ink). Paint the image in your colour choices.

To finish the card:

Diecut the card.  I have used the new Nature’s Thoughts Dies.

On a side note: How pretty is this die??  Something a little different to the stitched effect.  Using the decorative die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies diecut a strip of white card.  Trim to size and then adhere to the back of the Crumb Cake card.

Adhere a piece of the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration on to Thick Whisper White card.  Raise up the stamped Crumb Cake card piece off the card using Dimensionals.

Stamp a Sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set and diecut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Raise that up off the card.

Hope you get to try this technique.

Be sure to get  your Beautiful Moments stamp set in store but also I think you need to grab the Nature’s Thoughts Dies too.  They will be a great addition.  I will talk more about these another time but see them in store -> HERE.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny